A Perfectly, Magical Disney World Trip Report - 4 Parks in 4 Days

This was our first family trip to Disney World. Both my wife and I were at Disney World during grade school and it was emotional and humbling to bring our grade school kids (5th and 3rd grades). We stayed at the Polynesian in a Deluxe Villa Studio and used private car transportation via FLTours.com from MCO to the Poly. We reserved a rental car from the Disney Car Care center to drive out very late on our last last day.

The listing below details our days in each park. The guidance from Touring Plans forum members was instrumental, critical to the success we had in using available tools and strategies to navigate a very high volume crowd day in each park.

The Poly was an amazing resort/hotel and I would highly recommend it based on convenience, experience and set up of our room; a Deluxe Villa Studio.

Magic Kingdom – Monday, April 3

Mono-Rail to Magic Kingdom around 7:40am

Early access Rope dropped space Mountain

Buzz Lightyear

People Mover

Peter Pan-LL

It’s a Small World

Jungle Cruise-LL

Parade - Fantasy Festival

Haunted Mansion- LL

Disney’s PhilharMagic

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ILL

Ice Cream Treat

Hall of Presidents

Pirates of the Caribbean LL

Swiss Family Robinson

Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Enchanted Tiki Room

Skipper Canteen - Dinner

Frontier Shootin Arcade

Tom Sawyer Island (caught the last boat, would’ve spent more time there)

Big Mountain Thunder Railroad LL

Frontier to Fantasy Land Railroad

Dumbo - LL

Mad Tea Party - LL

Under the Sea - LL

The mini adventures of Winnie the Pooh- LL

Disney’s Happily Ever After Fireworks

Ferry boat to the Poly

Hollywood Studios – Tuesday, April 4

Resort bus to Hollywood studios

Early access rope drop toy story mania

Slinky dog dash LL converted to MEP as ride was down…took full advantage of this

Alien swirling sauces LL

Millennium Falcon Smugglers run LL

Star Tours LL

Muppet Vision 3D LL

Indiana Jones Stunt-spectacular LL

Oga’s Cantina

Disney Junior Play & Dance LL

Droid Depot

Sci-Fi Dinner Fantasmic Package

Rise of the Resistance - ILL

Hollywood tower of terror - LL

Mickey and Minnie’s runaway railroad - LL

Fantasmic- dining package

Slinky Dog Dash - MEP

Epcot – Wednesday, April 5

Monorail to Epcot (walked to the Ticket & Transportation center from the Poly)

Spaceship Earth - early access rope drop

Guardians of the Galaxy (Blondie - One way or another) - BG1

Remy’s Ratatouille’s Adventure -LL

Le Crepe’s at the French Pavilion

Voices of Liberty - singers show

American Adventure - show

Test Track - LL

Guardians of the Galaxy (Tears of Fears - everybody wants to rule the world)- ILL

Soarin’ Around the World - LL

Mission: SPACE - LL

Space 2020: restaurant

Frozen Ever After - LL

Gran Fiesta Three Caballeros

Seas with Nemo & Friends - LL (Aquarium walk around)

Enjoyed the sunset at Epcot and took the resort bus back home to catch fireworks from beach as Thursday would be an earlier morning

Animal Kingdom / Hollywood Studios – Thursday, April 6

Checkout with bags at Polynesian concierge

Resort bus to Animal Kingdom

Kilimanjaro safaris - LL

Gorilla Falls Trail - self guided

Na’vi River Journey - LL


Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond - LL (live action show)

Expedition Everest - LL

Avatar - ILL (aka Banshee Ride)

Kali River Rapids - LL

Yak & Yeti Restaurant - lunch-dinner

Resort bus back to Polynesian

Shuttle to pick up rental car

Packed up, drove to Hollywood Studios

Vacation Fun - in original animated short with Mickey and Minnie

Hollywood tower of terror - LL

Star Tours - LL

Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run - LL

Bounty Hunting using MagicBand+

Left park ~9pm to drive to Naples to stay with Grandma.


Wow. You did so much in those 4 days. Impressive.


The Polynesian is definitely one of these best hotels ever. Great choice! Y’all accomplished so much in those few days. Sounds like a blast!


That sounds like an amazing trip. Great rundowns of attractions for each park!


Whoa how the heck did you snag all those LLs?? I am seriously impressed!


Super impressive! And amazing you all could keep up that pace for 4 days. Your kids are such a great age to experience it all though!


Wow you accomplished a ton of stuff!! I hope you had a great time!


Looks like a great trip! Which restaurant did you use for the Fantasmic dining?


What an awesome trip!! I cannot believe how much you got done, and also how much you kept track of! There’s no way I would’ve remembered all those details.

I’m so glad you had a great time. Poly is definitely on my bucket list.


Sci-Fi Diner was our Fantasmic package restaurant. We initially had Brown Derby and a spot opened at Sci-Fi the day prior that we were able to book. Lots of reservations change the 24 hours prior.


In serious awe of all that you accomplished. What did the kids think? What were some of the family favorites?

This is the best. Also, was your studio the one with 2 bathrooms? I love those!


That’s all you did?…….


The room was the Studio with two bathrooms. Great to have two showers and two sinks.

I’ve got an 11 & 9 year old boys. Galaxy’s Edge was by for the favorite. Top ride was ROTR followed by GOTG.

The surprise hit for everyone was the Enchanted Tiki Room in Magic Kingdom. The boys are still singing the refrains from the fun, classic Disney experience.


My observation on the LL’s…when Disney introduced the ability to modify this past December it became a game changer.

Refreshing for just 5-10 minutes (AKA playing the slots) I was able to move up many LL return times

Even the shorter LL lines offered the perfect time to refresh and adjust.


Love this! I really hope some of those classic, quirky attractions stick around for a long time.


Yes, definitely did a bit of this on our last trip, and in the old FP+ days too, but the high crowds Easter weekend were rough.


Just getting caught up on trip reports over spring break! I am in awe of all you got done in 4 days! And the LL availability during Easter week gives me hope as we are planning to go next year around that time. Thanks for sharing!

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